New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA

Silver Beaver Nominations Due By February 1, 2023

The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. This award is presented to adults who have significantly contributed to the Scouting program over a longer period of time in a manner showing an exceptional personal commitment to youth and Scouting.  The award...

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PA DCNR Grant Announcement for Camp Tuckahoe Explained

As part of the April 7, 2022 council-wide virtual roundtable and the June 1, 2022 in-person Program Launch at Camp Tuckahoe, Council President Matt Haar and I shared information about discussions the Council was having with the Central Pennsylvania Conservancy about preserving “buffer acreage” at Camp Tuckahoe – parts of the property that we don’t...

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Service Centers and Scout Shops Closed July 4

The Mechanicsburg and York Council Service Centers and Scout Shops will be closed on Monday, July 4 to celebrate Independence Day.  Both Scout Shops will be open on Saturday, July 2 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Independence Day, commonly referred to as the Fourth of July, is a time to remember and appreciate our...

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Mechanicsburg Scout Shop Manager and Part-Time Employment Opportunities Available

The Mechanicsburg Scout Shop has an immediate opening for its full-time Store Manager position. Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and paid time off.  Excellent work-life balance – no nights and no holidays. Additionally, both the Mechanicsburg and York Scout Shops have immediate openings for part-time sales associate positions.  Flexible work hours. For more information, please...

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Celebrating Our 2022 Silver Beaver Honorees

The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council‐level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. It is the highest award that a local council can present to one of its volunteers. It is given for distinguished service to youth through Scouting, as well as an individual’s contributions to their...

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Wishing Mitzi Perry a Very Happy Retirement

One of my favorite quotations about the need for change in life is this – “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.” Those of us involved in Scouting in...

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Scout Day at the Orioles Coming June 5

Our neighbors at the Baltimore Area Council are offering special Scout Day at Camden Yards pricing for all Scouts and their families on Sunday, June 5.  Group purchases made as a Pack or Troop will be assigned tickets in the same seating area.  Individual ticket purchases will be assigned as seats are available.  Seating locations...

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Upgrading How We’re Managing PA Volunteer Clearances

Creating the safest possible environment for our youth members is a top priority for the New Birth of Freedom Council.  Background checks of registered adult volunteers are essential tools in that effort.  In addition to the criminal background check conducted by the national office of the BSA for any adult seeking to register with the...

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York Revolution Annual Scout Night Coming July 15

The York Revolution’s annual Scout Night sleepover is officially on the schedule for Friday, July 15 when Scouts will have the opportunity to camp overnight in the outfield, which (of course) is very cool. This year we have an exciting Patch Contest! Yes, Scouts can enter their patch design, and the winning design will be...

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